Male Versus Female Lobsters

There are actually easy ways to tell if a lobster is male or female. A female lobster will typically have larger tails and smaller claws, while a male lobster will generally be larger in size with bigger claws. Lobster's swimmers, or swimmerets, are located along the tail and can be seen when the lobster is lying on its back. The first pair of swimmers is also great way to tell whether your lobster is male or female. A female will have soft feathery swimmerets while the male’s swimmerets will be larger and more rigid. Female lobsters will also contain small eggs called Roe which make them more flavorful.


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